If you are one among the few that doesn’t want to spend your holidays in an overcrowded tourist destination, but want to have a relaxed time and be one among the natives – Djibouti can’t be very far off the mark. Devoid of large multinationals brands and outlets the country offers everything you can ask for. The country has something to offer for every kind of tourist. From beaches where you can relax around, to walking trails and hikes in the city, to underwater sports like diving and snorkelling with sharks what doesn’t Djibouti have.
So Here Is A Quick Look The Top Ten Places You Should Visit When You Travel To The Country:
1. Dorale And Khor Ambado
Being the ultimate destination for beach lovers, these two beaches offer swimming and other water sports. The sunsets at Khor Ambado are something to die for, the tourist guides claim. They are located just 15 km from the city. Relax and forget your worries lying on the sand and waves for a few days before you get back to your hectic life.
2. Tadjoura City
Seldom called as white town or La Villa Blanche due to the numerous white washed houses, Tadjoura is one of the oldest towns in Djibouti. There are quite a number of mosques in this part of the country giving it an Arabic ambiance to it. There is little else to do here, but stroll around the water fronts and relax yourself.
3. Djibouti City
Djibouti City is a prime location for hiking. You can cover the city by foot and let yourself forget you are in Africa. There are many good restaurants, bar and showcases a mix of all cultures.
4. Lake Assal
Lake Assal is one of the natural wonders in Africa, due to its high salt content. It is a volcanic lake and the evaporation of salt leaves a snowy white layer above the water. It is surrounded by hills and is in oval shape.
5. Ali Sabieh
Located between the borders of Somalia and Ethiopia, Ali Sabieh is the second largest city of Djibouti. Deserts like Grand Bara and Petit Bara surround it on all sides. The city has crowded and interesting shopping markets and portrays the developed tourists’ face of Africa.
6. The Gulf Of Tadjoura
The Gulf of Tadjoura is famous for activities like diving and snorkelling with whale sharks. There are several beautiful mosques that are must see on your visit.
7. Goba’ad Plain
Goba’ad Plain attracts plenty of bird watchers. As it is located between Lake Abhe and the Hanle Plain several birds like Black Crown Sparrows, Ostriches, Arabian Bustard, Sand grouse Crombec can be spotted during seasons.
8. Hanle Plain
Hanlé Plain is another interesting place for bird lovers where Egyptian Goose, black crake, and the three banded plover is spotted. It is fenced in by steep mountains offering several scenic views.
9. Tropical Aquarium
Tropical Aquarium of Djibouti is located in the Djibouti City is one of the most visited places of the country. Its unique design gives you a real life view to the marine life.
10. Day Forest National Park
Day Forest National Park is one of the largest and most protected forests of the country. It is an oasis which is situated about 20 km from the Gulf of Tadjoura has several unique animals like Toha and Sunbirds to be not missed.